The highly anticipated International 19 kicks off Thursday in Shanghai, China with group stage play that will run for four days.
The 18 teams are divided between two groups and playing a round-robin, best-of-2 format. The top four teams in each group will advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event, the bottom team in each group is eliminated and the remaining teams will participate in the Lower Bracket of the Main Event.
The Main Event is set for Aug. 20-25 at Mercedes-Benz Arena.
The event has a record $33 million prize pool.
Here is the first-day schedule:
Team Secret vs. Alliance
Team Liquid vs. Newbee
PSG.LGD vs. Chaos Esports Club
TNC Predator vs. Keen Gaming
Vici Gaming vs. Royal Never Give Up
Virtus Pro vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas
Evil Geniuses vs. Fnatic
OG vs. Natus Vincere
Team Liquid vs. Chaos Esports Club
TNC Predator vs. Mineski
PSG.LGD vs. Keen Gaming
Team Secret vs. Newbee
Virtus Pro vs. Royal Never Give Up
Evil Geniuses vs. Natus Vincere
OG vs. Infamous
Vici Gaming vs. Fnatic
Team Secret vs. Team Liquid
PSG.LGD vs. TNC Predator
Alliance vs. Chaos Esports Club
Keen Gaming vs. Mineski
--Field Level Media